Fender Telecaster Thinline

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About Fender Telecaster Thinline

The Fender Telecaster Thinline is a semi-hollow version of their iconic Telecaster design.

While it keeps the same body shape, it features an f-hole and produces a more open sound. It also tends to be a lighter option thanks to the body routing. It can come with either single coil or humbucker pickups, depending on the model. They are very popular with Country players but also have a dedicated following in the Indie and Rock genres too, with a wide selection of guitarists making the Fender Telecaster Thinline their guitar of choice.

The Fender Telecaster Thinline comes in a variety of different colours and styles. Ranging from regular models right through to signature versions and Fender Custom Shop builds, there are plenty to choose from. If you like the style and sound of a Telecaster but are after something a little different, the Fender Telecaster Thinline could be exactly that.

Our Fender Telecaster Thinline guitars come included with a hard case.


Why Should I Choose a Fender Telecaster Thinline?

  • A great alternative to a regular Telecaster
  • Produces a more open and warmer sound
  • Just as good for Country as it is for Indie/Rock styles

Frequently Asked Questions about Fender Telecaster Thinline

Question: Are Fender Thinline Telecasters good guitars?
Fender Thinline Telecasters are very good guitars due to their lightweight semi-hollow bodies and excellent Fender quality construction methods.
Question: Which artists play a Fender Telecaster Thinline?
Artists that play a Fender Telecaster Thinline include Buck Owens, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Carrie Brownstein, and Jim Adkins. As you can probably tell from this list, it is excellent for a number of different styles.
Question: What type of pickups are on the Fender '72 Thinline Telecaster?
The pickups on the 1972 reissue Thinline Telecaster are Wide Range humbuckers. Wide Range humbuckers are a little different to regular humbuckers. They are a little more like hybrid single coil/humbucker pickups. They were designed by renowned pickup guru Seth Lover to have a sound that is somewhere between a single coil and a true humbucker. In terms of operation, however, they function in a manner that 'bucks' the hum.
Question: How thick is a Telecaster Thinline body?
The Telecaster Thinline body tends to be around 1 3/4" thick but this can vary depending on the exact model.
Question: Why is it called a Thinline Telecaster?
It is called a Thinline Telecaster because it was thinner than other semi-hollow guitars but kept to the famous Telecaster shape.